Sondra is secure in her world as a successful attorney in civil law. Her sister, Nikki, is facing the death of her husband, Brad, through cancer. She has tried to carry embryos created before Brad's chemo started. When her fertility doctor suggests a surrogate mother, she asks Sondra.
Not wanting to lose her LDS clients as a single mother, Sondra turns to someone she had met years before. Zack has his own reasons for an arranged marriage. Despite their rocky beginning, can Zack and Sondra find the kind of love that will last forever?
©2014 Roseanne Evans Wilkins (P)2015 Roseanne Evans Wilkins
This engaging LDS story is about Sondra who is secure in her single world as a successful civil attorney in civil law. Sondra's world is turned upside down when her sister, who is struggling with infertility, approaches her about being a surrogate mother. She would like to help her sister, but she works for an old-fashioned law office with an old-fashioned clientele. They would frown on a pregnant, single attorney.
Enter Zack, a computer engineer looking to find a way to keep his grandmother in her home. Saundra knew him years ago--and crushed over for years. They find themselves sitting together on a flight to DC and reconnect, learning of each other's situations. Sondra needs a husband to explain the pregnancy; Zack needs to be married to meet the demands his father has placed in his will about executorship--and who has the power to place Granny in a "home."
Wilkins manages to provide a believable scenario where two modern adults might really agree to a marriage of convenience. It's fun to see the two of them fall in love as they get to know each other again. There's the obvious complication of not admitting to the other how they really feel. It also raised some interesting options relating to fertility--you'll have to read the book to find out what those are.
There's also an interesting mystery relating to a dangerous stalker which gives the story an interesting twist. I'll just say to have your tissues nearby. I rate it 4 1/2 stars.
I received an audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
This book was an interesting look at surrogacy with an LDS perspective. Though at times it was difficult to suspend my disbelief, I appreciated the way the author examined multiple aspects of surrogacy and some of the issues and concerns that it raises, especially from a Gospel perspective. The romance was very sweet and best of all, clean! This book also featured interesting settings and a dash of suspense.
3.5 stars raised to four. I received a free audio copy in exchange for my honest review.
The story is great, but something about this guy's voice just doesn't work for the characters in the book. The main character is female and I think a female voice would have been better.
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